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Historic settlement after months of struggle
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 last modified 28-05-2014 13:17 — filed under: ,
In late 2012 nearly 200 garment workers at the Kingsland factory in Phnom Penh were deprived of their severance pay after the factory abruptly closed its doors. To prevent the factory's assets being stripped (equipment being taken away and sold) they started a months-long vigil and protest camp in front of the factory. This resulted in a historic settlement with Walmart and H&M in March 2013.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2013 / Cases in 2013
Attacked for standing up for their rights
by Paul Roeland published 26-05-2014 — filed under: ,
After firing 33 workers in 2007 and illegally dismissing eight union leaders in 2010, the E-Garment factory located just outside Phnom Penh engaged in several violent and unprovoked attacks on employees who were peacefully protesting against the company’s refusal to reinstate their colleagues. After lengthy protests, an agreement was signed ensuring the rights of workers to return to their jobs and for proper compensation.
Located in Behind The Scenes / Review 2013 / Cases in 2013
Free the 23 verdict: 30th May
by Mirjam van Heugten published 22-05-2014 last modified 22-05-2014 15:44 — filed under: , ,
The verdict of the 23 people arrested during the wage strikes in Cambodia last January will be announced at 8am on May 30. Free the 23!
Located in News / / 05 / 22
News flash: Cambodian trial continues tomorrow
by Mirjam van Heugten published 20-05-2014 last modified 20-05-2014 11:23 — filed under: , , ,
Clean Clothes Campaign and campaigners around the world continue to call for the immediate dropping of all charges and release of the 23 men arrested in Cambodia in January 2014. Today the third day of the trial was postponed again, to tomorrow.
Located in News / / 05 / 20
News Flash: Cambodian trial adjourned
by emma published 06-05-2014 last modified 06-05-2014 14:57 — filed under: , ,
The trial of 23 Cambodians who were arrested during living wage strikes in Phnom Penh in January has been postponed for a second time. The trial that was originally due to begin on April 25, resumed on May 6 only to be adjourned again. The trial is now scheduled to begin on May 20.
Located in News / / 05 / 06
Cambodian garment workers commence strike for a living wage
by emma published 17-04-2014 last modified 17-04-2014 11:47 — filed under: , ,
Today, thousands of garment workers in Cambodia will stay at home as part of a new series of actions to demand of a living wage.
Located in News / / 04 / 17
by Mirjam van Heugten published 07-04-2014 last modified 19-01-2016 12:54 — filed under: , ,
The following report from March 2014 was written in response to the violent crackdown of garment workers in Phnom Penh in January 2014. It discusses the current human and labor rights crisis affecting garment workers in Cambodia; its relationship to the underlying issue of inadequate wages; the response of university licensees to the WRC’s recent communications to them on this subject; and the WRC’s recommendations for further action by licensees and other brands and retailers doing business in Cambodia.
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Arrested union leader Vorn Pao speaks from prison
by Mirjam van Heugten published 11-03-2014 last modified 11-03-2014 10:57 — filed under: , ,
In December last year, violence against garment workers began after Cambodian unions called a national strike. Workers were demanding an increase in the minimum wage to USD 160 per month. As protests continued, the police and military responded with violence on January 2 and 3, killing at least 4 people and injuring almost 40. Among those who were arrested with violence is Vorn Pao, union leader of the Independent Democratic Informal Economy Association (IDEA). In February, he smuggled a letter out of prison.
Located in News / / 03 / 11
News flash: 21 Cambodians refused bail
by emma published 11-02-2014 — filed under: ,
Clean Clothes Campaign expresses bitter disappointment and continues the fight for their immediate release.
Located in News / / 02 / 11
File Letter to Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen
by emma published 10-02-2014 last modified 10-02-2014 16:12 — filed under: ,
Joint letter with Human Rights groups regarding the detention of 23 men in Cambodia.
Located in Living Wage